How a Freaky WWI Camouflage Trick Could Be Reworked For the 21st Century

WWI CamouflageIf cars are painted in camouflage that’s designed to distort our perception of their speed, won’t it be a fun drive on the highway!

 

“During World War I, ships were painted in zebra stripes to deceive the enemy. The effectiveness of this “dazzle” camouflage was never quite clear, but a new study suggests that these zigzag patterns can be quite deceptive when they move.”

“As it turns out, to make dazzle really effective, it can’t be static—it has to move. Researcher Joanna Hall, who works out of CamoLab at the University of Bristol, performed a set of experiments that showed how moving patterns on a target can twist and warp our perception of an object’s speed.”

Read the full article here: How a Freaky WWI Camouflage Trick Could Be Reworked For the 21st Century

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